Advocacy for people in secure mental health units

We provide independent, professional advocacy at a number of medium and low-secure mental health units across Yorkshire.

  • Newton Lodge (Wakefield)
  • Bretton Centre (Wakefield)
  • Newhaven (Wakefield)
  • The Humber Centre (Hull)

Our advocates work with people who have mental health needs, learning disabilities or personality disorder. A  large number of the people we support in this service have been through the criminal justice system and/or are detained under the Mental Health Act.

The advocacy service works with people on a one-to-one basis to provide advocacy support about a range of issues - this can be from catering to detailed clinical or legal issues. 

We also work alongside patient involvement groups and initiatives in the hospitals, to support people to have a collective voice and achieve change.

Our advocacy services are available 5 days a week. We run a number of 'drop-in' or 'open access' sessions on the units, so that people can find out more about what advocacy can offer, and develop positive relationships with advocates in a more informal setting. 

Contact us for a chat about how we can help.